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The people of Nicaragua were suffering oppression. This made us develop an awareness which eventually led us to commit ourselves to the struggle against the domination of the capitalists of our country in collusion with the U.S. government, i.e. imperialism. (Quote by - Daniel Ortega)

False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons. (Quote by - Joseph Franklin Rutherford)

I firmly believe that the Gandhian philosophy of nonviolent resistance is the only logical and moral approach to the solution of the race problem in the United States. (Quote by - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful ones, are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate themselves into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric of our lives, as not to be perceived as tyranny. (Quote by - Michael Parenti)

Still, corruption and oppression are far too common threats to the democratic society. (Quote by - Anna Lindh)

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. (Quote by - Samuel Adams)

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out. (Quote by - Reverend Martin Niemoeller)

The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good. (Quote by - Buddha)

I am fighting a fight against oppression where the poor and women are being violated, (Quote by - Mukhtar Mai)

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Persecution in intellectual countries produces a superficial conformity, but also underneath an intense, incessant, implacable doubt. (Quote by - Walter Bagehot)

What had begun as a movement to free all black people from racist oppression became a movement with its primary goal the establishment of black male patriarchy. (Quote by - bell hooks)

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master. (Quote by - Demosthenes)

Oppression is but another name for irresponsible power, if history is to be trusted. (Quote by - William Pinkney)

Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived in their relation to the State. (Quote by - Benito Mussolini)

Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may. (Quote by - Sam Houston)

We're trying to apologize for years of white oppression. I know it doesn't make a nice sound bite, but ... (Quote by - Tim Bodine)

Oppression is something that one group of people commits against another group specifically because of a threatening characteristic shared by the latter group. (Quote by - Robin Morgan)

A guilty man is punished as an example for the mob; an innocent man convicted is the business of every honest citizen. (Quote by - Jean De La Bruyere)

To the size of the state there is a limit, as there is to plants, animals and implements, for none of these retain their facility when they are too large. (Quote by - Aristotle)

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. (Quote by - Anne Bradstreet)

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

Instead, in the absence of respect for human rights, science and its offspring technology have been used in this century as brutal instruments for oppression. (Quote by - John Charles Polanyi)

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